UN official's briefing on torture of Assange boycotted by US media
wsws.org | 2019-10-18
The media silence is a continuation of its complicity in what UN Special Rapporteur on Torture Nils Melzer has described as the "public mobbing" of Assange.
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orion edmonson | indybay.org | 2019-10-18
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Is Trump More Concerned With Erdoƒüan Relationship Than With Kurdish Lives?
Staff | truthout.org | 2019-10-18
After meeting with Vice President Mike Pence in Ankara on Thursday, Turkish officials agreed to temporarily pause Turkey's invasion of the Rojava autonomous region in northeast Syria in exchange for the lifting of U.S. sanctions. While the agreement may prevent further bloodshed and blunt a growing humanitarian crisis, it represents a victory for Turkey's authoritarian president and a setback for Syrian Kurdish militias that allied with the United States in the fight against ISIS. | The Syrian D…
Trump Sent Attorney General William Barr to Rome in Search of a Deep State Plot. Italian Intelligence Says There's Nothing There
Matthew Cole | theintercept.com | 2019-10-17
Italian spies have told their government that they didn't have a relationship with Joseph Mifsud, a mysterious professor at the heart of the Mueller probe.
Pink Tide Against US Domination Rising again in Latin America
Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers | dissidentvoice.org | 2019-10-15
(Photo from Dissent Magazine) Once again, the left is rising in Latin America as people revolt against authoritarian regimes, many of whom were put in place by US-supported coups. These regimes have taken International Monetary Fund (IMF) loans and are under the thumb of international finance, which is against the interests of people.After the embattled …
'Smart' Cameras Are Now On the Lookout For Distracted Drivers in Australia
Jay Stanley | aclu.org | 2019-10-15
"Smart" traffic cameras that use artificial intelligence to try to spot people using cell phones while driving are being rolled out in Australia. The devices take a high-resolution photograph through the front windshield of each passing vehicle, and also capture its license plate. Each photograph is then analyzed by an AI algorithm. If the algorithm decides that the driver is touching a mobile phone, tablet, or another device, it then forwards the photograph to a human reviewer who confirms the violation and issues a citation to the car's registered owner along with a hefty fine. | This technology represents…